There is something so special about the Hudson Highlands that I am drawn back there again and again and am even contemplating moving to the region which is an hour or so north of where I'm living now. The Highlands is an area of increased drama--the weather is more changeable, the cloud formations more interesting, the sunsets more visible and more glorious.
I've always been awed by the grandeur of mountains and although the mountains of the Highlands are not tall as mountains go, they loom large because they rise straight up from the water's edge.
To add to the drama of the region, the Hudson's course changes from wide and straight to narrow and curvy with sections of land jutting out. There are marshy areas and some tiny islands. Everywhere along the river, wherever one can find an open view, there is another beautiful vista.
It's no wonder that artists have been drawn to the area and have painted it so often. I add myself to that list and keep working to improve my ability to capture what I'm seeing and responding to.